Sales by Author, Title, Subject and Collection

This index is compiled from the sales reports published in every issue of The Book Collector. These reports have themselves been assembled principally from eye-witness accounts by our correspondents. It is therefore a record of context as much as of cost. Who was bidding against whom, what was sold afterwards, the cataloguing errors, extraordinary provenances, rarity considered objectively - so on and suchlike. Some account of this system can be found in The Price of Passion ( 2016-04).

Entries are differentiated between Author, Title, Subject and Collection. It should be noted, however, that in the case of most classical texts and many cartographers, the author is also the title.

When typing an author's name into the Search bar please do so either as Smith, John or as Smith or as John.

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An asterisk (*) against an entry indicates that issue of The Book Collector is no longer available in print.


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Advertisements for the Unexperienced Planters 1631 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-01
Music Subject 2009-01
Moby-Dick 1851 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-03
Australiana Subject 2010-02
Forbes Collection Subject 2007-01
Kipling, Rudyard Author 2015-01
Che Guevara Author 1984-04
Geographie du Monde c. 1565 Book Title Subscribe
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2012-03
Banned Books & Censorship Subject Index, The 1996-01
French Culture History & Literature Subject 2014-03
Nicholas I, Tsar Subject 1976-01
Science & Mathematics Subject 2009-04
Tripolites, Theodosius Author 2006-01
The Grete Herbal 1529 Book Title Subscribe
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2013-01
Herodian 1493 Book Title Subscribe
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2017-03
Gardening and Botanical Subject 2012-01
Nuremberg Chronicle 1493 Book Title Subscribe
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2010-01
Classics and Classical Subject 2015-03
Seven Pillars of Wisdom 1926 Book Title Subscribe
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2008-01
Gilbert, Sir Humphrey Subject 1989-01
Le Grant Herbier en Françoys c. 1498 Book Title Subscribe
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1955-01
Comets Subject 2004-03
Verne, Jules Author 2015-01
Leicester, Earl of Author 1955-01
Vitruvius 1556 Subject Subscribe
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2012-04
Vitas Patrum 1482 Book Title Subscribe
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2014-03
Parallèlement 1889 Book Title Subscribe
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1952-03
Sepher Hakuzari 1506 Book Title Subscribe
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2003-03
Smollett, Tobias Author 1991-01
Webster, John Author 1986-03
Don Quixote Brussels 1607 Book Title Subscribe
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2018-03
Philology Subject 2015-01
Walpole, Horace Collection 1981-03
Digitalium Monographia 1821 Book Title Subscribe
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2015-01
Rome Pontifical 1485 Book Title Subscribe
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2001-03
Little Lord Fauntleroy 1886 Book Title Subscribe
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2011-03
Sully, Henry Author 2006-01
Wilde, Oscar Author 2009-01
Descartes, René Author 2008-02
Mademoiselle de Maupin 1835/36 Book Title Subscribe
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2000-01

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